10+ discover if you suffer from one of these rare phobias

Phobias are a type of anxiety disorder that affects many people. They consist in a series of irrational fears to situations or objects. Phobias can be very distressful when you face the object or situation you fear the most, and sometimes that can happen more often than you wish. People that are afraid of other people are most likely to experience their worse nightmares than people who are afraid of some specific kind of rat, for example. Of course that having a fear doesn't necessarily mean that you suffer from a phobia, it is said that the fear have to last for at least six months to be considered phobia. Many types of phobias are common and well known, like when you experience irrational fear of spiders, but other are more specific and rare. Take a look at these 50 weird phobias and discover if you are suffering from one of them. Phobias are irrational fears and some of them can be very specific, are you sure you don't suffer from one?

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VENUSTRAPHOBIA

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Venustraphobia is the fear of beautiful women. It is commonly related to low self confidence. When you put so much pressure on your looks and you think you are not that worthy, sometimes it is hard to approach beautiful women, and that ends up developing this phobia.

NOMOPHOBIA

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We all experience this sometimes but there's people that take it to another level. Nomophobia is the fear of losing cell phone contact. They can't even think of being apart of their phones for one second.

ANTHOPHOBIA

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If your girlfriend says that she suffers from Anthophobia don't even think in sending her a bouquet. People with this phobia is scared of flowers, all kinds, all colors and all sizes of flowers.

AURORAPHOBIA

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People with Auroraphobia are afraid of the Northern Lights. Like… really afraid. And if you think about it for a moment, they are actually pretty scary. If you don't live in the poles you can have a normal life.

CHIONOPHOBIA

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Most of us wait impatiently for the first snowfall, but there is people who hate the snow and fears it. These people suffer from Chionophobia, that is the irrational fear of snow.

SPECTROPHOBIA

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People with Spectrophobia suffer from irrational fear of mirrors. Actually, there are two different phobias related to mirrors, Spectrophobia is the fear of being watched by someone or something else through the mirror…

EISOPTROPHOBIA

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...And Eisoptrophobia is the fear of your own reflection. I know, they are both fear of mirrors, but there is a slight difference. People with this phobia can't even walk by a mirror.

GELOTOPHOBIA

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Let's be honest, we all have the fear of being laughed at. But most of us can live normally. People with gelotophobia have a morbid fear of other people laughing at them and that doesn't allow them to do regular daily stuff.

ATHAZAGORAPHOBIA

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This one is really sad. Athazagoraphobia is the irrational fear of being forgotten or ignored by someone you really care about. This generates too much anxiety and sometimes this phobia generates exactly what you fear the most.

ASYMMETRIPHOBIA

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Asymmetriphobia is the intense fear of asymmetrical objects. If you are afraid of uneven paintings or wearing different socks, you must pay attention. Maybe Wes Anderson suffers from this phobia.

EREUTHOPHOBIA

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Some people have a morbid fear of blushing. And that causes more blushing. And that causes more fear. This phobia is called Ereuthophobia and can be really challenging.

AUTOMATONOPHOBIA

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Automatonophobia is not the fear of Miley Cyrus (Yes, that's Miley Cyrus). It is the fear of human like figures, like dummies or wax figures. Especially if they are this bad.

ATEPHOBIA

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Atephobia is the intense fear of ruins or spoiled places. So if you suffer from this phobia don't even think of going to Greece or Rome. Or any European country, actually.

DOMATOPHOBIA

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This is, for me, one of the weirdest, because Domatophobia is the irrational fear of being inside a house. Where does these people live? In tents? I need to know.

ARITHMOPHOBIA

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Don't use this information to skip classes. Arithmophobia is the absolute fear of numbers in all their forms. People who suffer this phobia are extremely afraid of maths, calculus or certain numbers.

BATHOPHOBIA

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This one is completely understandable (I'm not judging those who suffer from the others) but it is a deep fear of depths (No pun intended). People who suffer this particular phobia are usually afraid of the bottom of the sea or even a pool.

SOPHOPHOBIA

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Another one that shouldn't be used to avoid responsibilities: Sophophobia is the intense fear of learning new things. I don't know how it works but I guess that for people who suffer from this phobia school can be terrible.

CHOROPHOBIA

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If you suffer from Chorophobia you should stay away from proms, weddings and all kinds of parties, because this is the morbid fear of dancing. You can experience anxiety when someone asks you to dance.

ERGOPHOBIA

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This looks like a list of excuses. Ergophobia is the fear of working. Yes, I know we all fear our bosses and our responsibilities, but phobias are not a joke.

SCRIPTOPHOBIA

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We all know that there is a common fear of speaking in public, but Scriptophobia is the intense fear of WRITING in public or in the presence of someone else.

BASIPHOBIA

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Basiphobia is the deep fear of falling down or tripping. We all have some fear of facing the ground, but some people can't even stand up because of this phobia.

EPHEBIPHOBIA

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The above photo can be terrible for a person with Ephebiphobia. No, they don't have fear of computers or strange haircuts, they have an intense fear for young people, especially teenagers.

SITOPHOBIA

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This is a serious one that can bring a lot of complications. Sitophobia is the fear of eating. If you think you suffer from this one you need to check with the doctor immediately.

AERONAUSIPHOBIA

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This is very specific. There is a common intense fear of flying, and there's also intense fear of getting sick on a plane while flying. That's what Aeronausiphobia is about.

AMYCHOPHOBIA

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Amychophobia is the intense deep fear of getting skin scratches. I don't recommend being near a cat if you suffer from this phobia. People with this fear tend to protect their skins obsessively.

ANKLYOPHOBIA

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Let's play a game: Imagine if one day your joints just stop working. All of them. This is what people with Anklyophobia fear the most, of not being able to move their limbs.

INJURY PHOBIA

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Again: No one likes to be injured. But people who suffer this phobia tend to be so scared of being injured that they probably don't do anything. Even the slightest mistake can get you injured.

CHEMOPHOBIA

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This one is not that bad, because chemicals are not that healthy, but morbid fear can be a problem. If you are scared of the chemicals that you food may have you are suffering from Chemophobia.

RHYPOPHOBIA

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Rhypophobia can be really challenging for your health, because it consists in a tremendous fear… of defecation, especially hard ones. It may come from a traumatic event of the past, and people with this phobia tend to overuse laxatives and other pills.

ALLODOXAPHOBIA

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Some people don't like to hear other people's opinions. And some people have a huge, severe fear of them. These people suffer from Allodoxaphobia, a weird phobia that makes you scared of opinions.

ARACHIBUTYROPHOBIA

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This is surely annoying, but don't let it become a phobia: People who suffer Arachibutyrophobia (This one was hard to type) are afraid of peanut butter sticking on the roof of their mouth.

BIENNOPHOBIA

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Unless you are in a science fiction movie or maybe nominated for a Kid's Choice Award you probably won't come into contact with slime. But if you do and you get terribly scared of it, you suffer from Blennophobia.

SESQUIPEDALOPHOBIA

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People with Sesquipedalophobia are scared of very long words. So I guess one suffering from this particular phobia can't live in this city with a name consisting in 58 letters.

PHOBOPHOBIA

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Phobophobia is like an inception of phobias, because it is the intense fear… of having a phobia. It is a never ending loop of phobias and fears and strange names.

HELLENOLOGOPHOBIA

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Hellenologophobia is the intense fear of greek and scientific terms. What's funny and ironic about it is that Hellenologophobia is a word with greek root and a scientific term. Sorry in advance, Hellenologophobics.

CYMOPHOBIA

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Being scared of waves is normal. Waves are truly scary. But this phobia refers not only to waves but also to wave-like motions. Don't even think of going to a soccer match.

OPTOPHOBIA

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Optophobia is the intense fear of opening your eyes. It can be caused by a traumatic experience such as witnessing a death or something horrible, and it is really stressful.

GAMOPHOBIA

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Another one to add to the list of excuses, because Gamophobia is an intense fear of getting married. It can be also translated to a fear of commitment and monogamy.

SOTERIOPHOBIA

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This can be related to Gamophobia. People with Soteriophobia are very independent and intensely afraid of becoming dependent on someone else. It is the fear of losing control of your own life.

SYNGENESOPHOBIA

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If you start to tremble and sweat when you think of Thanksgiving and Christmas, maybe you suffer from Syngenesophobia, that is an intense fear of your relatives. You can also have the next one…

SOCIOPHOBIA

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Sociophobia is an intense irrational fear of social gatherings, fear of socializing and fear of embarrassment in social situations that is extremely intrusive and can affect personal and professional relationships.

LUTRAPHOBIA

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There's people afraid of dogs (Cynophobics) and people afraid of cats (Ailurophobics) so it must not be too hard to find a Lutraphobic, meaning a person that is terribly afraid of otters.

PTERIDOPHOBIA

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And if there are people who suffer from Dendrophobia, that is an intense and irrational fear of trees, the existence of Pteridophobics can't surprise us: They are really afraid of ferns.

ZEMMIPHOBIA

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I can't judge Zemmiphobics. They are afraid of the "Great mole rat", that is the creature in the photo and that is extremely horrible and scary. Luckily for us they only live in Russia and Ukraine (Luckily if you don't live in any of those places)

ANCRAOPHOBIA

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No one is born with Ancraophobia, the fear of winds. Like most of the phobias, it comes from a past trauma. That trauma can be related to weather, storms and other natural disasters.

HELIOPHOBIA

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If you are a vampire you certainly suffer from this one: Heliophobia is an intense irrational fear of Sunlight. People with this phobia tend to be indoors during the day.

AUROPHOBIA

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Aurophobia is the intense fear of gold, and by extension, of wealth. It is maybe hard for us to understand this, but there's people who suffers from it and it's especially hard to overcome.

SELENOPHOBIA

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People with Selenophobia are not afraid of Selena Gomez (maybe that phobia exists and have a different name). Selenophobics experience a deep fear of the moon and of the dawn that gets more intense during full moon.

AULOPHOBIA

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Aulophobics are extremely afraid of flutes. I guess they can't go to a school concert, have a music class or even play The Legend of Zelda. This phobia can be generated by a past trauma or genetic disposition.

LINONOPHOBIA

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Linonophobia is the fear of strings. People with this fear might have experienced being tied up in the past, especially as a child. Some might have developed this fear because of watching Horror TV shows or movies showing people being tied up.

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